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In an audience the character of Sheila is attractive to the audience because she is honest. What other techniques does priestly use to engage the audience?

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Introduction

In an audience the character of Sheila is attractive to the audience because she is honest. What other techniques does priestly use to engage the audience? Kehinde Asgill Introduction An Inspector Calls is a play that was written in 1946 but was set in 1912. The play is written about the Birlings, they are a middle class family. Mr. Birling is a successful businessman. The play shows differences between capitalists and socialists. Mr. Birling was a capitalist that thinks everyone should take care of themselves and that rich should not have to take care of the poor. The play criticizes capitalists like the Birlings who think that everybody has their place in life. Mr. Birling predicts in the play that the world would progress and there wouldn't be war. The audience knows is wrong because the play is written in 1946. Techniques like these engage the audience are a part of the plays criticisms of capitalists. The play breaks down class distinctions where privilege and responsibility are being challenged by the inspector. The play is written to be provoking and is asking for a change in attitudes; this helps draw the audience's attention. What I will be doing is showing the techniques Priestly uses to engage the audience and keep the play appealing to the audience. ...read more.

Middle

Priestly creates tension in the play & this contributes to engaging the audience Priestly shows the underlying tensions in the play, which engage the audience, for example when Birling says, "to bad your parents couldn't make it Gerald" he could be hinting at a deeper significance and it shows there are problems between the Crofts and the Birlings. The tension engaged the audience because they knew there was some problems in the family that were not out in the open. The way the characters said things often had a deeper meaning and it kept you interested in what was happening. The audience is given clues, which allows them to make links often quicker than the character. At the end of the play priestly employs another technique by returning full circle to the beginning. Priestly wants to give the characters a chance to get it right in the future. At the end they find out that the inspector was a fake but what it showed was that their individual actions were wrong and their actions and attitudes hurt people. In the end, like at the start of the play priestly highlights the Birlings attitudes. He moves the play into a new direction because we now know that the whole play was about showing the Birlings that their actions hurt people and their attitudes are also wrong. ...read more.

Conclusion

Birling is presented unfavorably because even after everything has happened he is not willing to change and he still thinks he is right. "It was just a practical joke kids". Birling is also an unfavorable character because he represents the capitalist middle classes who are greedy and doesn't think the rich should help the poor. "Damn socialists". The characters reflect some of the historical background of the play, like the fact that Eva has to go to charity to try to get money and receives no support from the government and that women did not have the vote It also showed that workers had no rights because after the strike Eva was fired. Also, it showed that in those times if a woman got pregnant and she was not married she would most likely be left on her own. Conclusion In the essay I was finding out the techniques that Priestly uses to engage the audience. Priestly uses the characters well and keep's the play controversial and provoking to engage the audience he highlights the class barriers and he always made the play dramatic to engage the audience. He uses history well and there was the play could change suddenly because he made the play go in different directions. For example Dramatic Device. I found out that there were many techniques that can be used to engage an audience and that you could use different characters in different ways to make them work. ...read more.

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